James Pickren

James Pickren

Chief Operating Officer
James Pickren is the Chief Operating Officer for Just Energy Group, Inc. As such, Mr. Pickren has responsibility for JE’s North American residential business. He joined the company in Feb of 2017 as the Chief Strategy Officer and a Senior Vice President and retains those responsibilities in addition to the COO role. Mr. Pickren also oversees companywide product management responsibilities including strategic partnerships, early stage developmental businesses, and strategic M&A. Prior to this, Mr. Pickren was a principle and served as the Chief Executive Officer at Sherex Fastening Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of specialty fastener hardware, since September of 2012. Previously, Mr. Pickren was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a $250M portfolio company of a NY based, Private Equity firm.

Prior to that, he served in multiple commercial and P&L positions within The Weir Group and IMI, PLC. At Weir, Mr. Pickren served as the Divisional Sales Director for the flow control business focused on power generation markets. At IMI, he was most recently the President of IMI Nuclear from August 2007 to September 2011 wherein Mr. Pickren oversaw the global nuclear business, serving the fuel cycle, civil electricity generation, and nuclear marine markets.